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MSNBC
Mar 28, 2011 9:00pm EDT
's the latest. melissa harris-perry with the nation. thanks for joining us. >> you can have the last word online at thelastword.msnbc.com. >> thanks for having me on last hour. >>> thanks to you for staying with us for the next hour. this is the u.s. navy ship built in newport news, virginia, in 1969. the uss mount whitney is a big command and control ship which essentially means it can oversee really complex operations that the military is involved in. it was deployed to haiti, for example, in 1994 as the united states played a roll in ousting the military hunta that had taken over that country. remember when john mccain said today we are all georgians, when russia and the nation of georgia were having a war, and john mccain wanted us to start fighting russia alongside the georgians? it was the uss whitney deployed to bring humanitarian aid. it was the first ship to reach that georgia n part it went to. that's considered to be the most advanced command and control ship that the united states has ever floated. it is where the u.s. has been running the libyan war out of. between the admiral and a
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2011 9:00pm EDT
. >> good evening, lawrence. >>> thank you at home for staying with us the next hour. in the united states of america, we are used to thinking of ourselves as a super power, as a world leader, as a country capable of throwing our weight around when we feel the need to. that's really only when you take a step back, take sort of a wide historical view that you realize one of the consequences of that self image, that self concept is that we end up feeling that need to throw our weight around quite a lot. we go to war all the time. big wars, little wars, medium sized wars, weird wars, normal wars, wars. america as a country fights a lot of wars. >> the participation of american forces in beirut will again be for a limited period, but i concluded there is no alternative to their returning to lebanon if they have a chance to stand on their feet. grenada was a friendly island paradise for tourism. it was ready to export terror and undermine democracy. we got there just in time. at 7:00 this evening eastern time, air and naval forces of the united states launched a series of strikes against the he
CNN
Mar 1, 2011 7:00pm EST
's it for me. i'm wolf bliztzer in "the situation room". >> thanks for joining us. i'm jessica yellin. john king is off tonight. newt gingrich gets ready to make his presidential ambitions official, and possible republican candidate mike huckabee is confused about where the current president grew up. but first, the u.s. is closer to the crisis in libya. tonight two u.s. warships are heading for the waters off libya although for now he says it's not to fight. >> we'll be enter the mediterranean shortly. it will provide us a capability for both emergency evacuations. >> moammar gadhafi is trying as hard as he can to hold onto power. pro-gadhafi troops tried and failed to retake a town neurotripoli currently under rebel control. and one of gadhafi's sons tells cnn the government is trying to talk with the rebels, but the rebel leadership is in chaos. let's start with cnn's international correspondent, ben wedeman, who is in rebel-held city benghazi. the former libyan interior minister says the noose is tightening around gadhafi's neck. tell us where have you gone and what have you seen? >> we
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2011 4:00am EDT
.msnbc.com. >> thanks for having me on last hour. >>> thanks to you for staying with us for the next hour. this is the u.s. navy ship buil 1969. the uss mount whitney is a big command and control ship which essentially means it can oversee relyomexpetis at the mita iinlv i it was deployed to haiti, for example, in 1994 as the united states played a roll in ousting the military hunta that had taken over that country. eoiallia, hen john mccain said a alongside the georgians? it was the uss whitney deployed that georgia n part it went to. that's considered to be the most advanced command and control ship that the united states has ever floated. it is where the u.s. has bn running the libyan war out of. between the admiral and a u.s. army general, this is where they've been running the war in libya from. as of last night, the uss mount whitney we think is not going to be the headquarters for the libyan war. that war effort will now be run by nato. the no-fly zone part of it and the bombing gadhafi's ground troops part of it which they call something like protecting civilians. this ship named after the highest
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2011 12:00am EDT
good night. >> live in benghazi, we will be joining us tomorrow. thank you for watching. the uss mt. whitney say command and control ship that essentially means it can oversee complex operations that the military is involved in. the uss mt. whitney was deployed to haiti as the u.s. played a role in ousting the military junta that took over the country. remember when john mccain said today we are all georgians? that was when russia and the nation were having a war and john mccain wanted the u.s. to start fighting russia alongside the georgians? during that war it was the uss mt. whitney that was deployed to deliver aid in georgia and the first ship to reach the port that it went to. mt. whitney is considered the most advanced ship that the u.s. has floated. this is where the u.s. has been running the libyan war out of. between the ship's admiral and the u.s. attorney general, this is where the u.s. has been running the war in libya from. as of last night, the uss mt. whitney we think is not going to be the headquarters for the war anymore. that effort will now be run by nato. both th
FOX News
Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
>> glenn: from new york, good night america. >>> president obama warns muammar khadafy that the u.s. is ready to join an allied effort to protect civilians. a judge in wisconsin blocks the new collective bargaining law from taking effect and nuclear fallout from japan gets an upgrade. live from our studio in washington is special report. >> brett: u.s. ambassador susan rice says muammar khadafy is in violation of resolution that demanded a cease-fire in libya. they called on khadafy to halt military attacks on civilians and if the libyan leader does not stand down, the u.s. will launch military action against him. but he said the summit will not send ground troops into the country. we have team coverage. doug is at the pentagon with the u.s. role and logistics of implementing a no-fly zone. we begin with senior correspondent with rick leventhal who is live in libya in benghazi. >> reporter: it's safe to say that we've seen more check points popping up, more young men with small arms and concern about khadafy's army with libyan official on live television saying that the army was act
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
is in recess. we are going to focus on the story from libya. and your calls and reaction as u.s. and allies strike those targets. 202-737-0002, our line for democrats. 202-737-0001 for republicans. for independence, the number to call is 202-628-0205. here are some of the headlines from domestic newspapers beginning with "new york post." "take that gaddafi." "strike one." an air assault, no ground troops, but tomahawk missiles continue to strike those targets. some other headlines beginning with the chicago tribune. u.s. allies are attacking libya. most of it right along the coast. you can see along the mediterranean sea. l.a. times -- attacks on libya. you can see from the u.s. and navy destroyers. operation "odyssey dawn" was the name of the operation. from the "richmond times- dispatch", the u.s. striking libyan forces. and from the "miami herald", libya under fire. you can join the conversation online at twitter.com/cspanwj. caller: good morning. i would like to know what the heck is going on. here we are and another freakin' war. congress is on vacation. who is minding the store? i'm a
CBS
Mar 10, 2011 4:30am EST
on the radicalization of muslims in the u.s., but is it a matter of national security, or a u.s., but is it a matter of national security, or a witch-hunt? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. >>> the three-week budget battle in wisconsin that has made national headlines appears to be over. it ended swiftly and unexpectedly. republican members of the state senate outmaneuvered their absentee democratic colleagues to pass a bill which sharply limits union rights. >> this is a violation of law. >> the vote caught almost everyone by surprise. by 18-1 the state senate passed a measure stripping collective bargaining rights from most of wisconsin's public employees, handing governor scott walker a stunning victory in the three-week labor standoff. in a statement he applauded lawmakers for taking, quote, a step in the right direction to balance the budget, and reform government. senate democrats had fled the state to avoid any votes, but republicans found a way to push the measure through. they removed all elements of the bill that involved bud
FOX News
Mar 8, 2011 11:00am EST
with this fox news alert, st. louis police are confirming now that a suspect who is believed to have shot u.s. marshals is dead. meantime, the two deputy u.s. marshals and one task force officer who were shot and wounded are recovering at a hospital nearby, we're told at least one of the marshals is in critical condition, the other in fair condition. you've been watching this throughout the morning on "america's newsroom". the marshals and the other task force officer went to a house in the st. louis area, to try to apprehend this suspect. a gun fight broke out. the two marshals and the other officer were hit. but the suspect, again, is reported to be deceased. we will keep you updated on "happening now". jenna: another fox news alert, new numbers out on the decifit. last month we what's the biggest monthly decifit in our history, a record $223 billion in february, that's according to the nonpartisan cbo. it's the 29th consecutive month that the government is operating in the red. if you add up all the debt, by the way, when you add all of that, we had to spend $21 billion of our money just t
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2011 12:00am EDT
.msnbc.com. good evening, rachel. >> in the united states of america, we are used to thinking of ourselves as a super power and throwing our weight around when he feel the need to. only when you take a step back and take a wide historical view that you realize one of the consequences of that self concept is that we end up feeing that need to throw our weight around quite a lot. we go to war all the time big wars, little wars, yum wars and wars. america fights a lot of wars. >> the participation will be for a limited period, but i concluded there is no alternative to returning to lebanon if they are to have a chance to stand on their own feet. grenada is a friendly island paradise for tourism. it was a colony getting ready as a bastian to export terror and undermine democracy. we got there just in time. >> at 7:00 eastern time, air forces of the united states launched a series of strikes against the headquarters, terrorists for 70s and military assets that support mo ma gadhafi's activities. >> allied forces began an attack in iraq and kuwait. these attacks continue as i speak. >> let me sa
PBS
Mar 3, 2011 3:00pm PST
. president obama said the u.s. and the world must be ready to act rapidly if the crisis in libya deteriorates. and he didn't rule out the use of a no-fly zone over the country. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight: we get the latest on the fierce fighting in the oil city of brega and the exodus of refugees fleeing the violence. >> woodruff: plus, we talk to libya's ambassador to the united states, ali suleiman aujali who denounced moammar qaddafi last week. >> brown: then, as states battle public sector unions, we have a newsmaker interview with afl-cio chief, richard trumka. >> woodruff: spencer michels reports on the outcry over hikes in insurance premiums in california. >> the new higher health insurance rates for individuals have sparked protests and calls for the government to step in. >> brown: and hari sreenivasan examines mexico's deadly drug wars, as president felipe calderon visits the white house. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> you can't manufacture pride, but pride builds grea
FOX News
Mar 11, 2011 11:00am EST
'll get our first indication of the strength of the event on the u.s. mainland, over the next 15 minutes and that is when forecasts show the waves will reach san francisco. whether or not they'll be damaging, or even noticeable, has yet to be seen. >> japan's east coast, hit with a 23-foot tsunami, shortly after the quake struck. police along the country's northeast coast, report finding the bodies of two to three hundred people, japan railways working to find a missing passenger train. while the government reports the giant wave swept away a ship, carrying about 100 people. >> unfortunately we expect to get more reports like those, 8.9 magnitude quake is japan's worst on record as we say, one of the worst in world history. and rocked cities hundreds of miles from epicenter an spawned dozens and dozens, as we hear it of aftershocks. >> look at one of japan's three nuke we're power plants, that are having some problems right now, the worst in the city of onahana where police ordered evacuations where a fire disabled a cooling system there. no reports of radiation leaking, secretary of sta
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
will take charge? what role will the u.s. play and did the hundredth vote come too late to stop gadhafi? will gadhafi fight for the death or accept some kind of a deal? we'll try to answer those questions as we prepare to fingt third muslim count -- fight in m country. >>> japanese more or less admit they are overwhelmed. wow. they are ememploying it throw against the wall and see what sticks approach ahead of the u.s. nuclear commission says it could takes wakes to get this under control. score one for the unions in wisconsin. a judge has temporarily blocked that new law shrinking collective bargaining rights. democrats hope that's the first of many obstacles. republicans say it's a speed bump. libya. we know how we're getting in. how will we get out? we start with the growing cry slinsia. richard engel is joining us from cairo. thank you, richard. give us a sense of what's happening as the u.n. begins to take action. what is the condition of the rebel force, especially benghazi. >> reporter: the rebel force is very weak in benghazi and across the country. what happened was the rebels
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 8:00pm EST
is the justification for continued u.s. taxpayer investment? in egypt and elsewhere, successive u.s. administrations failed to move beyond the status quo and prepare for the future. we should not associate the protests in jordan and bahrain events transpire in other places. we have failed to effectively use our resources to help build strong accountable institutions that protect basic human rights. this administration's crier decision to cut support from pro-democracy civil groups in egypt and the only fund groups seceded with the mubarak government is a mistake and it must never repeat. then the mistake of the bush administration and continued and that the country -- under the current administration, to get new business with the libyan regime. john's wife, victoria, my constituent, and others are in the audience today. madam secretary, i have a letter that they have written requesting yours and director miller's help in securing information about the role of gaddafi in the 1980's and 1990. some of us objected to the normalization of relations with the libyan regime. this is proof that the oppressor
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2011 7:00pm EDT
? what role will the u.s. play? and did the u.n. vote come too late to stop gadhafi? will gadhafi fight for the death or accept some kind of deal. answer those questions as we prepare to fight in a third muslim country. and japanese authorities have raised the assessment of a nuclear disaster to a five -- that's three mile island level on a seven-point scale and they now more or less at mitt they're overwhelmed. they're employing a throw against the wall and see what sticks approach in the nuclear commission. it says it can take weeks to get this thing under control. score one for the unions in wisconsin. the judge has temporarily blocked the new law shrinking collective bargaining rights in that state. wow, democrats hope this is the first of many obstacles. republicans say, it's just a speed bump, check it out. let me finish with libya. we know how we're getting in. but do you have any idea how we're going to get out? we start on libya. richard engle is joining us from cairo. thank you, richard, give us a sense of what's happening as the u.n. begins to take action. what is the conditi
FOX News
Mar 19, 2011 4:00am EDT
and soldiers rebel fighters. we have reports of increased fighting today. in misrata to the west of us and also to the south of us and here again in benghazi fear that his army might be headed next. we have reports from misurata there was a barrage of tank fire on that city center and homes in the suburbs said to the worst bombardment in that town yet with 25 reportedly killed, tough to get independent reports because journalists have not been allowed in the city. we're hearing from rebel commander who has been into a town 90 miles south of us, khadafy pounded the city with tanks and anti-tank missiles hitting rebel positions. he says as many as 30 people may have been killed there today. power is out. cells are down and resupply routes cut off. spiritually the opposition will fight to the last bullet but realistically they don't know how long they can continue. there were celebrations here and many other cities across libya. overnight with news of that no-fly zone approved by the united nations. there was celebratory gunfire, horns honked and victory signs flashed but there are concerns that s
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2011 1:00pm EST
afghans want us here, we are prepared to contemplate that. with us this hour, former national security adviser, steve hadley. plus, are congressional republicans enflames prejudice against american muslims? peter king has scheduled hearings this week. critics say it's a political witch hunt. >>> all roads to 2012 run through new hampshire. mitt romney took a test this weekend. we'll have the results. plus, we'll talk budget battles and the impact on education with pat quinn. good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington. the civil war in libya is escalating as forces are launching fresh air strikes against rebels. here in washington, pressure is growing on president obama for a more aggressive military response, putting the white house and top senators at odds. >> and i think we need to do several things. one, prepare a no fly zone in conjunction with our allies, not empment it. i would only consider if gadhafi himself were using it as a means of terror, as a means of massacring large numbers of civilians. >> lots of people throw around phrases of no flow zone and talk about it
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2011 9:00pm EDT
. sitting in tonight, chris haze. good evening. >> good evening. thank you for staying with us the next hour. rachel has the night off. >>> the nuclear crisis in japan is still volatile tonight. there have been numerous developments today. we'll get to those shortly. we begin with something you should never have to ask, something that should never be a question. are we at war? yes, we are at war in iraq and afghanistan, and maybe sort of in pakistan as well. but are we at war again in another middle eastern country? it is not a provocative rhetorical question, it is one so-called no fly zone over libya and to take all necessary measures to protect civilians under attack. faced with threat from moammar gadhafi of a massacre of his own civilians, united nations approved military action against libya, which is a big fricking deal. for us, for the united nations, for the region. yet what made last night so eery and strange was that this big, historical moment, this commitment by a number of nations to use force, fell into the american political conversation like a pebble into a well. we just com
MSNBC
Mar 24, 2011 12:00am EDT
, lawrence. thank you for that. >>> thanks to you at home for staying with us this hour. we will be joined live from libya in a moment by nbc's richard engel, doing amazing reporting from the war zone there. are we allowed to call it a war zone? let's call it a war zone, while interviewing rebels on the frontlines in libya earlier today. richard and his crew found themselves on the wrong side of what i think was an artillery barrage. that is to say they were not far from it and covering from a safe distance, they were in the middle of it. richard and his crew are fine. we will have that amazing footage for you in a moment and richard will join us live. but put yourself in richard engel's shoes for a moment. if you had the job of being nbc's chief foreign correspondent, and say like him you speak arabic, your special area of expertise is the middle east, it's hard to imagine at this point when you get to come home, isn't it? i mean, the uprisings in tunisia that began four months ago, continued to rickochet, swell through north africa and through the mideast, bahrain, yemen, syria, now liby
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
conduct against his own people? is it the people of the middle east who give us this special dispen sags to enforce our will on the region? has there been a demonstration, a mass uprising demanding that we step in, act to overthrow gadhafi, one of their own? is it the people we care about? and is it the mideast? and with what special constitutional authority does the president act here? what authority the people of our region? the people of our own country. these are good questions to ask. why are we not hearing them asked? that's hardball for now. thanks for being with us. more politics ahead. >>> good evening, i'm jake huber. the stakes have been dramatically raised regarding a bloody struggle in libya. last night the u.n. security council approved a no-fly zone over libya. today, gadhafi responded by calling an immediate cease-fire. one way, gadhafi is a master of propaganda and misinformation. late this afternoon, al jazeera reported that pro gadhafi forces were still advancing anyway and 30 miles away from the rebel-held city of benghazi where gadhafi had promised to show, quot
CNN
Mar 13, 2011 11:00am EDT
over land. >> joining us to examine coverage from hong kong, mike chanoi of the u.s. china institute. and callie crosley, former abc producer who host as a show on wbgh radio. and gary tuchman, national correspondent. gary, i'll start with you. what is it like to drive through that devastated region? how do you deal with the emotional impact of seeing all the rubble and knowing that many, many people have died? >> you know, we went through this a year ago, howie, in haiti. 300,000 people died on january 12, 2010. and the aftershocks for days and weeks afterward. people were so scared to go back into their houses. what's different this time is all of the cameras, video still cameras, taking pictures. so people all over the world can see from so many different angles what happened and also the difference this time, the tsunami. the differences between this and haiti, is the tsunami that has killed most of the people. we're in a town today, town called minamisanriku, japan. 20,000 people lived there before. 9,500 people are missing. the earthquake didn't clear these people. we don't kno
CNN
Mar 5, 2011 6:00am EST
, we are going to look atmore money being spent to put oil in the tank. more money for those of us with home heating oil. >> those of you in the dark blue states are the lucky ones. your gas prices are lowest. new york and out west, prices are fast approaching $4 a gallon. in some places, $4 has been topped. an i reporter sent us this, $4.09 a gallon for gas. it cost $70 to fill up. it will last a week or so. a hike like this in the price of gas is especially tough. what is driving the price of gas higher? the violence in libya. we are hearing of fierce battles in zawiya not far from tripoli. it's a similar story in tripoli. a u.s. official tells cnn the protesters are well armed and could carry on the fight for some time. that means tanks and antiaircraft guns. >> what war? what war? then we will die. >> everybody using guns before the people. anybody makes a small move, they kill them. >> the heavy fighting caused them to flee for the border. it's causing a humanitarian crisis. many are in tent cities in the tunisian border. police arrived yesterday to try to help the situation.
FOX News
Mar 11, 2011 6:00pm EST
and balanced. >> bret: a massive earthquake strikes japan. how is the u.s. responding? now there are concerns about nuclear power plants there. president obama says the noose is tightening around muammar gaddafi but events may suggest otherwise. saudi day of rage, did it materialize? live from the studio in washington. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. the u.s. and the rest of the world are mobilizing tonight to assist japan, following a massive earthquake and tsunami early this morning. the magnitude 8.9 offshore quake unleashed a 23-foot tsunami. hundreds are believed dead and that number could rise. japan says the power inside the nuclear plant is 1,000 times than the normal level. they lost control over pressure in reactors. waves hit hawaii and the u.s. west coast causing major damage to boats in one california harbor and one person is reported missing. japan's eastern coast saw massive devastation in an instant the office buildings became danger zones. >> i thought i was going to die. >> bret: the magnitude 8.9 offshore quake shook cities and villages up and down j
CNN
Mar 5, 2011 11:00am EST
morning. good morning, everyone. i'm so glad you're with us. i'm randi kaye. libyan rebels score key victories, but there's growing concern in the u.s. about who the opposition really is and if they could actually be worse than moammar gadhafi. >>> in the u.s., several states inundated with floodwaters are about to get hit again. we'll tell you just how bad it is going to get. >>> and saving big bucks with online coupons. yes, now we have your interest. we'll show you how to cash in. >>> we begin with a story that has an impact on every household in america. soaring gas prices. the unrest in libya is helping fuel that surge. since yesterday, you're paying on average two cents more for a gallon of regular unleaded. the national average, $3.49. and this is going to shock you. this time last year, the average price for that same gallon of gasoline was $2.72. higher gas prices are tied to the jump in the price of oil. it's above $104 a barrel right now. investors are worried about supply disruption if the unrest in north africa and the middle east keeps spread iing. the fight for libya i
FOX News
Mar 5, 2011 4:00pm EST
're not that much closer to a deal. >> gregg: to be fair, republicans are using some tricky math. they claim the total of proposed spending cuts is $102 billion but actually based on this year's budget, it's really $61 billion. both sides are guilty of mathematical deception but there will be a vote to us, harry reid announced it on both the proposals but they are not going to pass, are they? >> it looks like both will fail. i think that is what has to happen so the senate leaders can get their members to the table, they can say look, we have to negotiate. so there has to be a compromise. i think they actually have to go through those motions to convince members, hey, a deal has to happen. >> which brings plea to my next question. in the senate with new numbers, they do have enough votes to block any attempt to change the house bill. doesn't that mean that in reality the only way to fund the government is through house republicans? >> well, i don't know about that. i think everybody has a role to play here. democrats control the senate. they don't have 60 votes but they are in charge and pre
MSNBC
Mar 28, 2011 10:00pm EDT
accidents. tomorrow's show comes with a seat belt for your use at home. now it's time for "the ed show." >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show." tonight from new york this is what's on the table. commentary on the president's performance coming up. republican extremists like governor scott walker of wisconsin are getting democrats fired up. good for us. is it time to call this a liberal awakening in america? i hope so. donald trump is still banging his drum about the president's birth place. so he returns to the takedown tonight. congresswoman michele bachmann and a bunch of other republican presidential hopefuls were in iowa this weekend letting their freak flag fly. but this is a story that has to be fired up first tonight. president obama clearly, clearly laid out our military involvement in libya during his address from the national defense university in washington, d.c. earlier this evening. the president was quick to label the villain. >> moammar gadhafi. he has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad and terrorized
CNN
Mar 5, 2011 7:00pm EST
follow me on twitter. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. join us week days in the situation room from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. eastern and every saturday 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn and at this time every weekend on cnn international. >>> the news continues next on cnn. >>> it is your saturday night and we are tracking severe weather that is making its way across the southeastern u.s. it's already killed one person and injured a dozen in louisiana. >>> a peaceful protest in the ivory coast. one moment a blood bath. just seconds later and you'll see the entire scene as it played out. women gunned down in the streets. the shooters, the government security forces. >>> a new development in the ongoing drama that is charlie sheen. he is taking your questions live. we'll tell you about that. >>> plus the ipad getting competition from blackberry. we're taking apart the playbook and looking at the ipad 2 headed to stores less than a year after its predecessor. i'm don lemon at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. a lot of news to get to right now. we start in north africa. u.s. military planes are
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 7:00am EST
to a defiant moammar gadhafi as u.s. warships head toward the region. we'll go live for the latest on the deadly violence and speak about what's next. >>> ultimatum. a new cbs news poll find the majority of americans back union workers in the ongoing budget battles as governor walker threatens layoffs if democrats don't come back to work today. we're live in wisconsin. >>> and flood fears. after heavy rains and torptds pound parts of the midwest, floodwaters rise to dangerous levels and the worst is yet to come. early this tuesday morning march come. early this tuesday morning march 1st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to the "early show" here on a tuesday morning, march 1st. >> nice to have you back. hard to believe it's already march. the year is flying by. go want to get you started with the revolution in libya and the very latest there. the u.s. is trying on increase pressure on moammar gadhafi sending warships and aircraft to the region. meantime billions in libya's foreign assets have now been frozen and overnight rebels held off a prolonged attack by pro gadhafi f
FOX News
Mar 12, 2011 4:00pm EST
's forces are surrounding the rebels. how involved should the u.s. get? >> gregg: new details now on a major nuclear scare in japan. japanese officials say radioactivity levels very close to the nuclear plant have gone down in the last several hours. this plant facing a potentially disastrous meltdown after an explosion this morning. take a look at these incredible pictures, clouds of smoke rising from up the reactor area. safety officials are scrambling to contain the damage and evacuating 140,000 people in a 12-mile perimeter. adam housley is streaming live with the latest north of tokyo? >> we're about 20 miles from where we were earlier this morning, 70 miles north and to the eat of tokyo, halfway to where the reactors are. the location we are at southern end of where the tsunami came through here. pictures waf been seen the last few days, you can see some of the destruction. car next to me was carried down the street. there is a car over on the distance that was up on the top of fence. in this was a power structure and some sort of a banner that was hanging across the intersection. in t
MSNBC
Mar 10, 2011 10:00pm EST
. they're going to communicate with us later. i think they are the fabric of this community. but of course this is my high school. why wouldn't i say that. it's a privilege to be here. it was a privilege to attend this school. a public school. i also had the privilege to learn from talented public school teachers. and in the argument that's taking place in this country right now, there is one political party that wants you to think that these folks, they're the problem. they're the reason why this country is having a hard time balancing its budget. that is not the case. this is the story that is taking place all over america. this is ground zero. well, ground zero is in madison, wisconsin. madison, wisconsin, where the governor, he took a union busting bill and put it out and made it law of the land today. he is about to sign it. i think he is going to do it tomorrow so he can get exactly one more day of press coverage. the wisconsin assembly forced it through late this afternoon and walker vowed to sign it. the governor says this is a victory for the middle class. >> that's
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
in mlyangi. >> stock tock closed down over there six percent. >> u.s. naval forces are moving away from japan over fears of troops exposed to dangerous radiation particularly on the uss regan. >> rescue relief remains top priority but thousands of people are evacuated near the fukushima nuclear plant. if you look at it. second hydrogen explosion to rock the plant and the massive cloud of smoke is carrying radioactive conitalination and that is a concern for the u.s. naval ship providing humanitarian assistance. that affects uss ronald reagan a hundred miles from the plant. they detected low levels of radiation and prompted the ship to move further out to sea. in fact, the commander of the fleet. vice admiral, reveals that the ships are being temporarily repositioned and aircraft away from the fukushima dutch nuclear plant. it goes on to report that sensative units were conducted. 17 crew members were exposed to low level activity in the mission and the radio activity was removed from the affected crew by washing with soap and water and no further contamination was detected so far. >> so what
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2011 10:00pm EST
. the u.s. did an investigation into working conditions there and found forced prostitution and forced abortions going on. but they were a jack abramoff client so it became part of an effort by lobbyists. tonight ralph reed was speaking at the iowa faith and freedom coalition all about making sure social issues and values maintain a key spot on the republican agenda. good-bye, john ensign. in a couple years i guess it's lucky that you'll be around for the big republican legal defense of the antigay marriage ban this year. maybe you can help with that or you can consult on the gingrich campaign or become a life coach specializing in how to resign with dignity. maybe. now it's time for "the ed show." good night. >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show" tonight fzol new york. this is what's on the table tonight. governor scott walker rejects talks with democratic senators even though most wisconsinites want him to just compromise. this standoff for labor rights is at a crucial tipping point. republicans are nervous tonight and the wisconsin 14 are live with us and they will r
MSNBC
Mar 10, 2011 4:00am EST
for joining us. you can have the last word at our blog, follow my tweets at lawrence. rachel has more from the news, breaking news from wisconsin with her special guest tonight, michael moore. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, lawrence. thanks very much. >>> thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. today was already an incredibly crowded day of news. as lawrence mentioned, we have filmmaker michael moore scheduled to be with us tonight. we need to begin with breaking news from madison, wisconsin, which of course has been the center of american news for the past three weeks at least. tonight, the republicans in wisconsin state senate appear to have invented a new nuclear option for passing legislation with no notice, and no quorum, and no debate. they invented that new nuclear option today, and then they detonated it today. after republican governor scott walker admitted yesterday that he would negotiate with democrats on his union stripping bill, after a republican source tells nbc news that the governor said to republicans in the legislature today he was willing t
CNN
Mar 1, 2011 9:00am EST
people. >> the u.s. navy -- the u.s. is moving navy ships closer to libya. the pentagon will not say if any american ground forces have been put on a heightened state of alert. let's get to the u.s. response to this crisis. pentagon correspondent chris lawrence joins us from washington. chris, the pentagon is repositioning army/navy ships to prepare for safe zones for libyan refugee you but is there more to it than that. >> reporter: at this point, no. there could be in the next few days or weeks. right now, the state department has already sent some response teams to both egypt, tunisia. there is an option on the table to consider using the u.s. military to sort of set up a corridor to help handle some of the refugees that have been and may continue to stream out of libya. one of the ships that is now at the northern part of the red sea, right near the suez canal is the "uss kearsarge." it can land marines on the ground but one of the u.s. navy's largest floating hospital bays. it has an intensive care unit and six operating rooms and it can handle up to 600 patients. so it could be
FOX News
Mar 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >> welcome to "fox and friends" and peter is here for dave who is off this week. >> thank you for helping us out. we have a fox news alert because violence exploded in eastern libya and forces loyal to muammar qaddafi have waste nod time if breaking the cease-fire. >> and our reporter is on the ground, and he is joining us live but he is on the move. what can you tell us, rick? >>reporter: we are at a gas station eat -- east of benghazi and chaos. the residents are fleeing. a million residents but not now because of the shelling that it has beenen taking. we woke up to the sound of tank fire and incoming fire artillery possibly from a ship in the mediterranean and there was a jet shot down just south of our hotel on the southern edge of benghazi. we saw the jet flying over the hotel. there was antiaircraft fire that hit the jet and it went down. on fire. hit the ground in a crowded neighborhood. and exploded. and a huge cloud of smoke. there are tanks, livian army tanks in -- libyan army tanks in benghazi. despite muammar qaddafi's pledge he would honor the no-fly zone. but he moved the tank
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2011 1:00am EDT
that violence, an international mandate for action, a broad coalition prepared to join us, the support of arab countries, and a plea for help from the libyan people, themselves. we also have the ability to stop gadhafi's forces in their tracks without putting american troops on the ground. >> you know, if those words were coming from george w. bush the republicans and the conservatives and the righties in this country, they'd be waving the flag. in fact, they'd have the flags on their cars going to work tomorrow but because it's president obama, let's get not too excited about this operation. you know? he might look like he has some leadership skills and that would make him look good for 2012. there are lives on the line here. the president slammed the ball in a very classy way on his decision to use force in libya. this was exactly the right time to give the speech because he's back in the country. he was kind of working overseas, you know, on trade issues and jobs. and the american people have been starting to show signs of doubt. well, the president knocked it out of the park tonight in my
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
, "just finished the last night of my 21-year-old daughter's birthday trip >>> that will do it for us. "morning joe" starts right now. >> this is an international tragedy and although japan is a highly advanced economy and technologically equipped to rebuild, at this moment of crisis, it's important all of us join together in providing any help and assistance that we can in the days and months to come. >>> good morning. it is tuesday, march 15th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set here in washington, msnbc political analyst, pat buchanan. also the washington correspondent for bbc world news america, catty kay, and former white house chief of staff of president george w. bush, andy card in the studio with us this morning. >> we will show some of the headlines just to show -- >> big ones. >> what a big story this is. catty, you lived in japan over three years. give us your insight on some images we are seeing. >> i was there for the kobe earthquake that was in 1995. we are all focused on the nuclear crisis. all of those families who have lost somebody, lost parents, you're hearing
FOX News
Mar 3, 2011 9:00pm EST
is the u.s. on the sidelines? >> don't tell me we can't do a no-fly zone over tripoli. >> sean: john edwards may be indicted soon. we are on the road to 2012, hannity starts right here, right now. tonight president obama's views on the tea party in america has been exposed.รง stunning excerpts from a new book reveal the president's belief that racism was in fact a deep seated motivation of the movement. the absurd assessment can be found in family of freedom, presidents and african-americans in the white house. according to the book at a private white house dinner in may of 2010 the president explained that race was wobbly a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right wing activists in the tea party movement. rather than dispute that notion, president obama agreed and reportedly called racism the subterranean agenda of the movement. without a shred of evidence the president has no problem labeling the tea party as racist. in recent years he's been quick to if forgive racially insensitive remarks made by some on the left. remember whe
MSNBC
Mar 30, 2011 4:00am EDT
to you at home for joining us this hour. we have news ahead on libya where things today did not go the way you might have expected them to go, given the president's speech last night. we've got a heads up on something important happening at the united states supreme court. our newsroom name for it on the staff, sons of citizens united. it is not getting national attention yet, we find it spooky. we also have the wisconsin secretary of state on tonight for the interview, because the union stripping thing in wisconsin we keep hearing is over is not only not over, it is dissolving into chaos at this point. that is coming up in the course of this next hour. >>> but we start tonight with conservatism. what the word conservative means in america now. the choice, the conservative movement, and the republican party have to make between being authoritarian conservatives or libertarian conservatives. do american conservatives favor big, intrusive government, or do they favor small, leave me alone government. if you ask them, if you ask just about anybody that identifies as a conservative, no
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2011 4:00am EST
. you can also follow us on facebook and follow me at lawrence on twitter. "the rachel maddow show" up next. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, lawrence. >>> thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. this right here? this is not a pipe. that's what it says there. this is not a pipe. and this over here? this is not about unions. got it? this is not a pipe, and this is not at all about stripping unions. governor scott walker of wisconsin got all crazy modern art on everyone today when he gave his by enyal budget address at the state capitol. an address for which he had to lockdown the capitol building and keep out thousands of protesters. you never would have known it from governor walker's speak. from his this is not a pipe of performance at that speech. for 15 days, wisconsinites by tens of thousands have been up in arms in protest against their governor's attempt to strip that state's union. looks like governor walker dramatically miscalculated when he picked this fight. also looks like the national republican party under the leadership of the guy that used to b
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2011 3:00am EST
for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> lee coffman says he won't compromise, then in e-mails compromises on almost everything he says he won't compromise on. you call that guy the governor of wisconsin. >> he hasn't even made an attempt to compromise in any way. >> scott walker backs down now, he is finished. >> the governor who would not compromise may have no choice. >> some sort of a dork-filled version of high noon. ridiculous. >> accused the dems of blocking negotiations. >> keep saying that republicans and the governor are unwilling to budge on this issue simply isn't true. >> each side claiming the other is not negotiating. >> reports that the governor may be secretly willing to work out a deal as more republican senators threaten to defect. >> this is really about governor walker's principles. the rest of this is just theatrics, hysterics. >> i am not going to negotiate in public. >> they want a voice. >> so ridiculous. >> in washington, as usual, senators can't even compromise on whether to vote or what to vote on. >> the plan the tea pa
MSNBC
Mar 10, 2011 10:00am EST
weeks of debate by using a political maneuver allow a vote that stripped state workers of their collective bargaining rights. the lone democrat on that panel tried to stop the vote. take a listen. >> this is clearly a violation of the law. >> aye. >> it is improper to move forward while this is a violation of the clause. >> all right. screaming "shame, shame," there, governor scott walker applauding the vote, saying lawmakers stood up to the status quo. 10 of the 14 wisconsin senate democrats whose self-imposed exile out of state continues and they appeared on msnbc's "the edge" show last night. >> they passed it in the course of just a few seconds on the senate floor. so you're talking about five or six decades worth of workers' rights just stomped out within a matter of minutes in the state senate today. >> that state senator will join us in just a moment. stick around for that. first of all, nbc's john yang. do the democrats have any recourse right now? >> reporter: well, richard, actually you can see some protesters gathering here at the state capitol for a big rall
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